The Citizen-Standard's April 2 edition will feature area winners from the 2015 National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) State Tournament held March 13 at State College.
Archers from several local schools in Dauphin and Schuylkill counties vied for titles. Students included those from Williams Valley High School, Pine Grove Middle School, Upper Dauphin High School and middle school, Halifax High School and middle school and Millersburg High School.
PINE GROVE - Even more than packing away decorative snowmen for the year, nothing says spring more than the approach of trout season. It opens this year Saturday, April 4, in the Southeast Region, including Schuylkill County, and its related activities include two of the area's major charity fishing events at Sweet Arrow Lake.
Up first is Angling for Miracles, benefiting the Children's Miracle Network at Geisinger Medical Center on Saturday, April 18, the opening of the statewide trout season. The event raised more than $4,100 last year to provide pediatric equipment, programs and services throughout Geisinger Health System at Janet Weis Children's Hospital, Danville; Geisinger Wyoming Valley; Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital; Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton; Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital and more than 40 medical groups and pediatric specialty outreach clinics.
Neither the biting cold nor knee-deep snow drifts were going to deter Ted Spontak from hunting deer on the final day of the 2014 Pennsylvania firearms season.
A lifelong hunter, Spontak seldom allows weather conditions to keep him from pursuing deer when he has a day off from his duties as a pharmacist at Thomas Pharmacy in Orwigsburg. That's was the case when that day off allowed him one final opportunity to hunt until the following year with the Model 99 Savage 300 he had received when he was 12 years old as a birthday present from his father.
LEWISTON, N.Y. - It's been yet another winter that has passed and one that challenged open-water anglers in their search to find lakes and rivers that were unfrozen.
However, one of the premier fisheries in the Northeast for trout and salmon species is also one of the few rivers and streams with a fast-moving current that allows it to remain open and seldom freeze.
That fishery is the lower section of the Niagara River in New York, whose rushing current is fed by the plunging water from Niagara Falls and assists in keeping the lower river open. New York's Niagara River Region includes the Niagara River, flowing from Lake Erie to the falls, downstream from the falls to the river's mouth at Fort Niagara and a portion of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.